6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Tallinn

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Anhava, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll around Runeberg Park, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 25th (Tue), walk around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."